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Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management

Employer
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Location
Southampton, United Kingdom
Salary
£44,263 to £56,021 Per annum
Closing date
6 Oct 2023

Decision Analytics & Risk

Location:  Boldrewood Campus
Salary:   £44,263 to £56,021 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 06 October 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2435523TR

Southampton Business School

Inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs and leaders in management science, risk analytics, operations and risk management through your research

Southampton Business School (SBS) is placed at the centre of the University of Southampton, a top 100 University in the world and a founder member of the UK Russell Group University. SBS hosts a vibrant and diverse community of scholars and students. It has grown substantially in breadth and size in the recent years, covering all core business and management disciplines via six Departments: Accounting, Banking and Finance, Decision Analytics and Risk, Digital and Data-Driven Marketing, Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour, and Strategy Innovation and Entrepreneurship. SBS academics conduct cutting edge research and publish consistently in world-class journals. Research activity within SBS is coordinated through ten multidisciplinary research centres. The longest established research centre is the Centre for Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems (CORMSIS), which ranks 39th (QS) in the world. Building on its continued success, SBS is now ranked in the top quartile of the research-intensive business schools in the UK, with a strong research environment which is ranked 12th (REF2021) in the UK. The School has an ambitious growth plan, which includes investments in people and relocation to a state of art business building. 

Building on this success, in July 2022, the School secured the 5-year re-accreditation of the MBA programme which is ranked 13th in the UK (QS data) and its AACSB accreditation was recently re-extended for another full period of 5 years. A member of the UNPRM, the school was recently awarded the CABS Small Business Charter in recognition of the SBS’ world-class support to students and local businesses, including the development of student entrepreneurial skills and the support and development of wider economic and social opportunities for business.  Our Placement Team was also recognised as the best in the UK, demonstrating our commitment to the student experience, with the team remaining in the top 5 since, validating our focus and efforts on learner success. Recently our accounting & finance students were recognised as the global winner in the 2022 Bloomberg challenge demonstrating our commitment to excellence. We value our relationship with our global network of alumni, who are successful leaders and entrepreneurs and members of our engaged community of academics and business leaders and entrepreneurs.  

Our research underpins our enterprise and educational activities. With an extensive programme portfolio accredited by 15 professional bodies we aim to develop future leaders who want to make a tangible impact on business and society. At the heart of the execution of our activities is our triple helix model whereby our research, education and enterprise activities are intertwined. Particularly, our integrated enterprise strategy enables us to reinforce our connections with the wider university, and communities we serve. These connections enable us to further deliver impactful research and improve the student learning experience. 

The Department of Decision Analytics and Risk is a large group of highly research active staff and PhD students. This department brings together internationally renowned academics who undertake research into, and teach, a wide range of areas including Management Science, Risk, Operations and Project Management, Knowledge Management and Information Systems, and has internationally-renowned expertise in the specific areas of risk/project/supply chain management, Fintech and health care. The department boasts extensive links with industry offering a number of industrial placement projects per year to students. The Department is supported by four research centres: Centre of Operational Research, Management Science and Information Systems (CORMSIS), Centre for Risk Research (CRR), Advanced Project Management Research Centre and Product Returns Research Group, where staff are actively engaged in cross-disciplinary research. We are looking to further strengthen our expertise in Operations and Supply Chain Management. The successful candidate will be expected to publish high quality research publications, to lead in grant applications and to contribute to contribute to the delivery of the MSc in Strategic Operations and Supply Chain Management as well as to support the delivery of operations and supply chain management units across the department.   

About you

You will have a PhD (or equivalent degree/professional qualifications and experience) related to Operations and Supply Chain Management and an established track record of research publications at a minimum ABS 3* level (or equivalent standing), coupled with research grant activity. We are looking for new members with different specialisms such as, but not limited to, operations and supply chain management and qualitative/quantitative approaches to engineering and manufacturing, logistics, information systems, purchasing, materials and supply management, economics or strategic management, sustainability, green economy, circular economy with applications in, but not limited to, healthcare, retail, transportation, energy, or construction.   

You will also demonstrate a strong interest in innovative approaches to teaching and be expected to provide research support (as appropriate) and mentoring to others in the group.  You will act as a leader and ambassador for us across management and enterprise or other engagement activities.

Experience of teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels is essential, as is your ability to engage and inspire students and colleagues alike. Whether developing your own teaching approaches, acting as supervisor to your students or contributing to the effective administration of our department, you will enjoy scope to innovate and make a significant impact on teaching and research.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Mario Brito, Head of Decision, Analytics and Risk: m.p.brito@soton.ac.uk 

What we can offer you

Through our Centre for Higher Educational Practice, we promote academic professional learning for every member of University staff. We actively support educators to attain fellowship of the Higher Education Academy to demonstrate commitment to high quality teaching.

Committed to supporting our teaching and research community we are open to a flexible working approach.  With an understanding that there is a need to be on campus for teaching duties we are open to a hybrid approach.  We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and those who have taken a career break. Proud to be a founding signatory of the Athena Swan gender equality charter we hold an institutional Silver award.

As well as additional benefits that will make your life easier, such as a generous holiday allowance and additional university closure days. We will support your long-term future too, with access to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subsidised health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts.  

As a university we aim to create an inclusive environment that attracts, supports and retains the best students and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences from across the world. We are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work.

We are interested in applications from individuals from 0.8 FTE and above. 

For applicants interested in a Part Time role, please note: this role is unlikely to support a Certificate of Sponsorship with a part time salary amount (a Certificate of Sponsorship is required to obtain a Skilled Worker visa to work in the UK).

Application Procedure:

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on  +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk. Quote reference 2435523TR on all correspondence. 

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